Acquired haemophilia A: a case report
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We report a case of an 84-year-old woman, who presented with spontaneous haematomas, and gastrointestinal and urological bleeding. The past medical history included arterial hypertension and a diagnosis of dementia, no history of pre-existing autoimmune diseases or inherited haemorrhagic disorders. One month before the admission to our division, she was brought to the emergency department (ED) for epistaxis, macrohaematuria and melena, and because of severe anaemia (Hb 7 g/dl) she required blood transfusions.
One month later she was admitted to the hospital for the appearance of skin haematomas extending to the thorax, abdomen and legs associated with severe microcytic, hypochromic anaemia. She needed further blood transfusions (2 red cell units, RCU) to improve haemoglobin levels.
KeywordsFactor Viii Recombinant Factor VIIa Sjogren Syndrome Factor Viii Level Factor Viii Inhibitor
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